The Portage Area School District routinely conducts visual acuity screening for all students at each grade level.A hearing acuity screening is conducted in kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 3, 7, 11, and upon referral or when there is a known hearing loss. Speech and language skills are screened for all students in Pre-K, as well as, on a referral basis for students in any grade. A pre-referral process facilitates screening activities for students who demonstrate at-risk academic and/or behavioral concerns. Classroom teachers continuously assess gross motor, fine motor, academic skills, and social/emotional development. Results from the screening are recorded in the child"s official file. Screening information may be used by the Portage Area pre-referral team to plan, implement, and monitor appropriate interventions and to assist the student's progress in the general curriculum.